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Berry Street - Foster Care, Child Protection, Youth, Family Violence and Community Services
Welcome to Berry Street
|Since 1877, Berry Street has chosen to work with children, young people and families, with the most challenging and complex needs, including those for whom we are often the last resort. Last year, we helped over 27,000 of the most disadvantaged children, young people and families across our community.|
We believe all children should have good childhood, growing up feeling safe, nurtured and with hope for the future.
Every year, more than 3,000* children and young people like Abby enter out-of-home care in Victoria. You can make a real difference for these kids donating towards a Welcome to Care Kit.
Read the first issue of our brand new Berry Street Magazine online.
Join BerrySafe today and make a monthly gift to Berry Street. Your BerrySafe monthly gift helps abused and neglected children to reclaim their childhood.
"On The Frontline In Emergencies: a practical guide for communities and community services organisations"
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The Berry Street Education Model provides schools with the training, curriculum and strategies to engage the most challenging students. . Find out more
We urgently need families like yours to provide emergency, respite, short and long term care for children and young people.
News & Events
|Run Melbourne: thousands show their support|
|Thousands of participants turned out for the annual Run Melbourne event, raising much needed funds for charities, including Berry Street. read more|
|Foster family demand|
|Fostering a child can change their life. But according to Ballarat’s Berry Street intake and assessment practitioner Suzanne Pickard it can also change the lives of the family who take them in.read more|
|Berry Street and Nexus Primary Health are providing specialist services to adults, youth and children affected by the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires. read more|
|In a partnership project between Shepparton Council, Berry Street and FamilyCare, students from Goulburn Valley Grammar School and Notre Dame College have tapped into their creativity in the RESPECT competition. read more|
|Hume's violent reality|
|Hume is a hot bed for family violence, home to the highest number of reported incidents in the state, according to the latest crime statistics. read more|
|A former Berry Street baby and the nurses who cared for her as a very small child have had a heartwarming reunion after almost 50 years. read more|